Wild Racing as the Temperatures Heated Up on Clement Heating and Cooling Night at MoTown

Jun 22, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa (June 21st, 2013) – As Summer has finally arrived the temperatures rise and the racing action heats up on the track. The race track produced two, three and four wide racing all night with a full moon in the sky.

First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts ten lap feature and it had its largest car count of the season as eight cars signed in too do battle. Adam Gates started in sixth but by the end of lap one, Gates found himself in the lead. Merv Chandler, David Moorman and John Gill battled for 2nd through out the feature event as Gates pulled away to take his 3rd checkered of the season at Motown. Chandler finish 2nd, Moorman in 3rd, Gill in 4th and young A.J. Whitten finish 5th in his first visit to the track.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lite feature it was Eric Hendrickson grabbing the early lead but Mike Morrill worked his way from his fifth place starting position to grab the lead away on lap 5. Morrill lead until the caution waved on lap 10 when Russ Hall spun in turn 2. On the restart, Morrill dealt with Josh May and Andy Hennigar. Hennigar grabbed the lead and went on to take his 3rd win of the season. Morrill held off May for second. Charlie Brown and Hendrickson rounded out the top 5.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods feature took three attempts to complete a lap and it was Coty Albers leading the first lap. Carter VanDenBerg worked his way by on lap 2 and after three more cautions on laps 3, 4 and 6 began to pull away. However a caution came out on lap 14 forcing VanDenBerg to have Brad Iverson and Eric Elliott right behind him, VanDenBerg managed to hold to take the win. Iverson, Elliott, Brett Lowry and Geoff Olson finished second through fifth respectively.

Eric Larson lead the first two laps in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stock feature but Eric Statnton worked his way from the fifth starting position to grab the lead away on lap 3. Stanton went on to take the win the feature that went green-to-checkered. Larson finish second, Nick Murty was third, Bill Bonnett worked his way up from ninth position to fourth and Gary Pfantz was fifth.

Amsoil IMCA Stock Car Feature saw Jay Schmidt grab the lead from his second row inside starting postion and appeared to be cruising on to the easy win until lap traffic started slowing him down. Schmidt was getting through them but the yellow came out on lap 15 when Chuck Davis was trying to exit the race track and Michael Jaennette had no where to go and broke the radiator dumping a lot of water. On the restart, Schmidt was passed by Steve Meyer, who worked his way from his 7th starting position. Meyer added on to his point lead as he took his 1st feature win of the season at Motown. Schmidt held off Damon Murty for 2nd. Tracy Gienger finish 4th and Eric Knutson in 5th.

Final Feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feautre and it was Cayden Carter leading from start to finish but the true battle was through the field for second through fifth position. Ronn Lauritzen worked his way up to grab second and began to chase down the youngster but fell short. Jimmy Gustin held off challenges with Jon Snyder until Snyder had a flat tire, Gustin finish third. Kyle Brown and Kyle Krampe rounded out the top 5.

Next Friday Night will be Leytham Racing Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

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